Huayi Brothers CEO James Wang with
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Variety’s Cannes celebration of Huayi Brothers’ 20th anniversary was a packed, power-player affair. Held May 18 at the Observatoire Francesco Smalto opposite the Palais des Festivals, Huayi co-founder James Wang and Variety’s editor-in-chief of film Claudia Eller welcomed guests including Wanda Cinema’s Jerry Ye, Cannes juror Jia Zhangke, ace producer and former juror Nansun Shi, IM Global topper Stuart Ford, CAA China head Jonah Greenberg, Beijing Galloping Horse CEO Ivy Zhong and British Film Institute CEO Amanda Nevill. Guests were treated to a fashion boutique setting, fine caviar and some eccentric drinks dispensing — as well as an evening of good vibes and great gossip.

(Pictured at top: Huayi Brothers CEO James Wang with director Jia Zhangke and his wife Zhao Tao)

IM Global's Stuart Ford and James WangIM Global’s Stuart Ford and James Wang
 
Nansun Shi with James WangNansun Shi with James Wang
 
Actress Masami NagasawaActress Masami Nagasawa
 

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